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Chevy cavalier 2005 speedometer stuck not working

My speedometer is stuck or not working on my chevy cav 2005 a mechanic says it is a sensor where can i find it and fix it my self or is it possibly a fuse? help anyone? please.. 1998 cavalier speedo jumps from 0 to100 when driving down the road and the nexted time its ok

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  • tamcm Aug 27, 2008

    I have a 1996 chevy cavalier. check engine came onand was for the speed sensor. i changed thespeed sensor and cleared the code. I still get no movement on the speedometer and the transmission wont shift. i took the part back thinking it might be defective and replaced it again with no fix. any ideas . no check engine light all fuses are good inside the car and in eng compartment. PS I also disconnectedthe battery for 1 minute with no fix. Is there a relay or a mini computer for this?

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    I have a 2005 Cavalier and no check engine light has come and the speedometer is stuck on 30 mph.

  • tamcm Nov 28, 2008

    i pulled out the speed sensor and the speed gear in the transmission is spinning freely. it should not move if the car isnt. anyone know if i can repair the gear w/o removing whole transmission

  • Darren-in-Md Dec 09, 2008

    I have a 2005 Chevy Cavalier that just hit 75,000 miles. I noticed one day driving from work on 95, my speedometer was on "0". It seems like it takes a little while for the Speedometer to register speeds, it chugs as opposed to smooth movement. When I got home, turned the car off, waited about 30 min, and the speedometer was acting OK again. Have noticed several others with the same problem, I will try fixing the speed sensor and respond back be it positive or Negative. Thanks Darren in Md.

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    my 2005 cavalier speedometer it stay past a 120 it will work for a little while if a disconnect the battery only for about 10mins

  • Cntryhun Jan 05, 2009

    The speedometer keeps sticking on our car too. It seems to really happen when it is cold outside. Our check engine light comes on every now and then but never stays on. The first time this happened we were driving back from Chicago. Made it to Des Moines and all of a sudden it said I was going 110 and there were cars passing me!!! We stopped at a gas station and turned the car off for a little bit and it was fine. Now almost a year later it is doing it again everyday. When we turn the car off it is still stuck at some number.

  • Amixtikablue Jan 06, 2009

    The speedometer in my Chevrolete Cavlier 2001 is stuck at 50 MPH. The car is shut off and not running and it will not go to 0. When I am driving it will not go below 40. What can I do to fix this. It jumps from 40 to 90 at the slightest tap of the pedal but the car is still moving at normal speed such as 35 MPH or such. How do I fix this or do it need to be taking to a shop?

  • Christi Smith Jan 30, 2009

    my speedodometer jumps up when driving on the hiway can any one tell me what to do PLEASE.......

  • ashishcha May 04, 2009

    my chevy cavalier's speedometer sometimes work and sometimes doesnt. its random. i dont know what the problem is? some one help!!

    is it the sensor or is it the fuse?

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    how do I fix

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    the needle want move when you drive down the road at all! would computer cause the problem.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    recently had clutch changed on nissan almera 2005. The tachometer isnt working since as needle is below the pin at 0. Mechanic who changed clutch says there is nothing he can do about it?

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If your odometer is working and your speedo needle doesnt indicate correctly then your problem is the stepper motor in the cluster. I have repaired a lot of instrument clusters....cost is 105.00

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If the odometer is still working, it may not be the speed sensor since the signal used by the speedometer is the same. I have been told of a wiring or connection problem behind the dash. Anyone hear about this and have a fix?

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Pull out cluster fuse from from fuse box located by driver door. and then put back in and it should reset your speedometer temporarily.

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  • Noreen Fair Sep 30, 2013

    I just did this, and we had to take it in and out many times before it slowly went back to zero. We will have to wait until tomorrow to see how long it lasts! Thanks for the tip!

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The speed sensor is located on the transmission on both of your cars. I believe they are low on the right side of the trans-axle.

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I have 1998 cavalier, z24. 2.4 twin cam engine. my ets off light keeps coming on and the car chugs when I come to a stop sign or red ligh only when it reaches the 2 gear. I tried unplugging the tsp sensor and drives fine but when I get to the 3 gear now it kicks down really hard anyone know how to fix it?

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My battery went dead on my Cavilier. I asked a friend about it (who is a mecanic) and he said that it is common for that to happen on Caviliers when your battery goes dead (I left my lights on). He said there is a reset switch but I have looked in my owners manual and can't find it.

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